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Friday, May 19, 2017
Dmitry Dubrovsky, Associate Research Scholar, Harriman Institute; Fellow, Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund, appeared on RTVI to discuss the 23-year-old Russian blogger, Ruslan Sokolovsky, who may face 3.5 years in prison for playing Pokémon Go in church. Watch the interview in Russian.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
When Maria Snegovaya, a doctoral candidate in Columbia’s Department of Political Science, started researching the rise of the radical and populist right in Eastern and Central Europe back in 2013, she had no idea just how globally relevant the topic would become. Then, three years later, radical and populist right movements gained unexpected prominence in both Western Europe and the United States. Read more.
Monday, May 15, 2017
Małgorzata Mazurek was awarded a Lenfest Junior Faculty Development Grant for a workshop for her book manuscript, "Reconfiguring Backwardness: Polish Social Scientists and the Making of the Non-Western World."
Friday, May 12, 2017
Timothy M. Frye, Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy, Chair of Columbia's Department of Political Science, and former Director of the Harriman Institute, discusses on NY1 the firing of FBI Director James Comey, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's visit to the White House.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Mark Andryczyk, Staff Associate, Ukrainian Studies Program, was interviewed by UkeTube Ukrainian video about his book, The Intellectual Hero in 1990s Ukrainian Fiction. Listen to it here.

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